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Mobile Base Station setup help.

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Capt Crunch, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    If you touch the radio and the noise goes down, then it might help to drive a ground rod beside the house and run a big ground wire inside to the radio. There might be more to it than that, but that's what it makes me think of.


     
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  2. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    W8JI website:

    “Ground Systems”
    “Station Ground”

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  3. Capt Crunch

    Capt Crunch Captain Crunch NJ Mobile

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    Thats similar to what I had before with the clear yellow cover but not named that. Thank you.
     
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  4. Capt Crunch

    Capt Crunch Captain Crunch NJ Mobile

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    Yeah thats one of the things I am hoping to not have to do. If I have to I'll get a car battery and a maint./charger, because it ran perfect on the battery LOL.
     
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  5. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    If it's a power supply issue I would suggest getting a quality supply as suggested above. An acid battery in the house is a dangerous game my friend. Vented gas can become flammable, an inhalation hazard and Lord forbid a battery explosion and so on. A regular acid battery just isn't very safe in the house. Just thought that's worth mentioning
     
  6. Capt Crunch

    Capt Crunch Captain Crunch NJ Mobile

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    Yeah, that was just a joke, hence the LOL at the end. Thank you though. I know about all that. I mentioned it because when I brought the battery in to check the PS here in my room it reminded me of a guy on a FB radio page few years back proudly posting his trickle charge car battery setup in his "radio" room that was a little bigger than a closet. He did get hundreds of replies LOL. Thanks again, thoughts do count.
     
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  7. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Sr. Member

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    I second that. Very dangerous.
     
  8. Capt Crunch

    Capt Crunch Captain Crunch NJ Mobile

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    OK so friend came over with his 25 amp real power supply and everything went to normal. Noise level quiet as it should be. Receive is great and getting out better then I thought. Going to be returning this piece of junk PS and purchasing a real power supply now LOL. Thanks for all the help.
     
  9. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    All’s well that ends well.

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  10. Capt Crunch

    Capt Crunch Captain Crunch NJ Mobile

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    PHEW! LOL! Worried there for a little bit. Really working as it should now. Just using a stock Galaxy DX979 with a schottky receive diode in it tuned and aligned. Not to many on around me but S4~5 10 miles away at friends base and already got out about 25 miles today. Might do the outside ground one day, but first time base here and waiting to see how it goes a bit. Mostly run mobile as when I get a base I get carried away and have issues in the city here LOL. Run a 955 with a Carl Built 400HD on LMR400UF out to a Predator 10K K-1-17 on the roof of my jeep normally. Thanks again.
     

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  11. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    My first base is coming. After a couple of mobile installs get “finished” (stopped at some point).

    I read ya on the feeling of hand into lit stove burner.

    The vehicle antennas look great. I usually try to get some conversation going when something that nice passes me on the road.

    Of thousands of vehicles, of hundreds of CBs in private cars maybe 2-3 every year are that nice.
     
  12. Capt Crunch

    Capt Crunch Captain Crunch NJ Mobile

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    Thank you. Taught by friends help over the years and places like here. I actually bought the jeep because first I like jeeps even though not a real jeep inside its Chrysler crap but its the year before they added all the computer crap. I mainly bought it because of the roof. Never had a roof mount before. Had a trunk mount on a Grand Marquis. Got the Jeep, a breedlove puck mount, drilled the hole and ran the coax and everything else, correctly. Gave it a tune and the rest is history LOL. 2 jumpers at the correct lengths of LMR400UF. Flat SWR 1 through 40, 1.3 with the box on. Talk stock all over the country when skip comes in. Amp is for local fun LOL. Added some pics of my last two mobile setups. 2000 Grand Marquis, and the 2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade inside.


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  13. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    I've used them for years and many others here have too. Great power supply, great customer service. The $50 dollar one is more than enough for that 979

    http://www.megawattpowersupplies.com/
     
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  14. Low_Boy

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    Glad it turned out to be something easy. I was hoping it would be a simple power supply switch out.
     
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  15. M0GVZ

    M0GVZ Sr. Member

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    Your antenna may be hooked up to a metal fence but that's not really a RF ground.

    Get four lengths of wire about 9ft long, attach them to each side of the mount and stake the other ends to the ground. See how that goes. You'll probably need to retune the antenna.
     

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